Local

'Miracle he's alive': Driver hospitalized after semi truck falls off overpass in KCK

Semi careens off Interstate 670 in Kansas City, Kan

Emergency crews were on the scene of a wreck that involved a semi truck that careened off of Interstate 670, near Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan. The driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Up Next
Emergency crews were on the scene of a wreck that involved a semi truck that careened off of Interstate 670, near Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan. The driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The driver of a semitrailer truck that crashed and fell from a highway overpass Sunday in Kansas City, Kan., survived the wreck and was hospitalized in serious condition, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 4 p.m. on Interstate 670 near Interstate 70, between South Seventh Street and the Kansas River.

The driver was carrying produce in the truck and failed to negotiate the curve, according to Tiffany Bush, a highway patrol spokeswoman.

The truck crashed over the side of the overpass and fell about 60 feet to the ground.

The crash left wreckage strewn below the overpass in an area beside the nearby roads.

A witness, Bill Newcamp of Atchison, said he was waiting for a work crew near the overpass when he saw the truck fall. He said it looked to him as if the truck was speeding.

"He just went straight over," Newcamp said. "I can't believe what I've just seen in front of my eyes.

"It's a miracle he's alive."

Raw Video: A semi truck on Sunday fell off of an overpass on Interstate 670 near Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan.

Related stories from Kansas City Star

  Comments